Here it is... win the remaining games... and we equal Neb's ridiculous, laughable, absurd, comical, funny, hilarious, farcical, silly, ludicrous prediction. It stretches the bounds of credulity that LFC are even in this position. Winners of 8 straight and 11 of 13 for 2014. 35 out of a possible 39 ??
Here's the schedule... look at it... LOOK AT IT!!
|Fixtures||Results||Neb||Pts by week|
|1||08/17/13||Stoke City (H)||D, 0-0||1||1||W, 1-0||3||2||+2||3||0||63|
|2||08/24/13||Aston Villa (A)||W, 2-1||3||4||W, 1-0||3||0||+2||6||1||63|
|3||09/01/13||Man U (H)||L, 1-2||0||4||W, 1-0||3||3||+5||9||1||66|
|4||09/16/13||Swansea City (A)||D, 0-0||1||5||D, 2-2||1||0||+5||10||2||66|
|5||09/21/13||Southampton (H)||W, 1-0||3||8||L, 0-1||0||-3||+2||10||2||63|
|6||09/29/13||Sunderland (A)||D, 1-1||1||9||W, 3-1||3||2||+4||13||5||65|
|7||10/05/13||Crystal Palace (H)||W, 1-0||3||12||W, 3-1||3||0||+4||16||6||65|
|8||10/19/13||Newcastle (A)||W, 6-0||3||15||D, 2-2||1||-2||+2||17||9||63|
|9||10/26/13||West Brom (H)||L, 0-2||0||15||W, 4-1||3||3||+5||20||10||66|
|10||11/02/13||Arsenal (A)||D, 2-2||1||16||L, 0-2||0||-1||+4||20||11||65|
|11||11/09/13||Fulham (H)||W, 4-0||3||19||W, 4-0||3||0||+4||23||12||65|
|12||11/23/13||Everton (A)||D, 2-2||1||20||D, 3-3||1||0||+4||24||15||65|
|13||12/01/13||Hull City (A)||D, 0-0||1||21||L, 1-3||0||-1||+3||24||16||64|
|14||12/04/13||Norwich City (H)||W, 5-0||3||24||W, 5-1||3||0||+3||27||16||64|
|15||12/07/13||West Ham (H)||D, 0-0||1||25||W, 4-1||3||2||+5||30||19||66|
|16||12/14/13||Tottenham (A)||L, 1-2||0||25||W, 5-0||3||3||+8||33||22||69|
|17||12/21/13||Cardiff City (H)||W, 3-0||3||28||W, 3-1||3||0||+8||36||22||69|
|18||12/26/13||Man City (A)||D, 2-2||1||29||L, 1-2||0||-1||+7||36||25||68|
|19||12/28/13||Chelsea (A)||D, 1-1||1||30||L, 1-2||0||-1||+6||36||25||67|
|20||01/01/13||Hull City (H)||W, 1-0||3||33||W, 2-0||3||0||+6||39||28||67|
|21||01/11/13||Stoke City (A)||L, 1-3||0||33||W, 5-3||3||3||+9||42||31||70|
|22||01/18/13||Aston Villa (H)||L, 1-3||0||33||D, 2-2||1||1||+10||43||31||71|
|23||01/28/13||Everton (H)||D, 0-0||1||34||W, 4-0||3||2||+12||46||34||73|
|24||02/01/13||West Brom (A)||L, 0-3||0||34||D, 1-1||1||1||+13||47||35||74|
|25||02/08/13||Arsenal (H)||L, 0-2||0||34||W, 5-1||3||3||+16||50||36||77|
|26||02/12/13||Fulham (A)||W, 3-1||3||37||W, 3-2||3||0||+16||53||36||77|
|27||02/22/13||Swansea City (H)||W, 5-0||3||40||W, 4-3||3||0||+16||56||39||77|
|28||03/01/13||Southampton (A)||L, 1-3||0||40||W, 3-0||3||3||+19||59||40||80|
|29||03/15/13||Man U (A)||L, 1-2||0||40||W, 3-0||3||3||+22||62||41||83|
|30||03/22/13||Cardiff City (A)||W, 4-0||3||43||W, 3-0||3||0||+22||65||42||83|
|31||03/08/13||Sunderland (H)||W, 3-0||3||46||W, 2-1||3||0||+22||68||43||83|
|32||03/29/13||Tottenham (H)||W, 3-2||3||49||W, 4-0||3||0||+22||71||44||83|
|33||04/05/13||West Ham (A)||W, 3-2||3||52||+22||71||45|
|34||04/12/13||Man City (H)||D, 2-2||1||53||+22||71||46|
|35||04/19/13||Norwich City (A)||W, 5-2||3||56||+22||71||47|
|36||04/26/13||Chelsea (H)||D, 2-2||1||57||+22||71||48|
|37||05/03/13||Crystal Palace (A)||W, 3-0||3||60||+22||71||49|
|38||05/11/13||Newcastle (H)||D, 1-1||1||61||+22||71||50|
|Cardiff == Wigan|
|Hull == Reading|
|C. Palace == QPR|
And here were my original thoughts on how this ridiculousness could possibly happen and how accurate they were...
Definitely the best stretch of games for earning a big jump on last season falls in weeks 21-25 ... last year for those 5 fixtures we secured a grand total of 1 ... measly ... point! Against the likes of Stoke, Aston Villa, Everton, and West Brom we need to do better, and Arsenal at home is a game we need to get points from. I think we could pick up a solid 9 pts here... 3 wins and a draw... would give us +9.
Too pessimistic!! +10 3 wins and 2 draws...
West Brom no longer has Lukaku, and I don't think they're going to foil our offense quite like they did last year, I think we can pick up another 3 pts from the other WBA fixture. +3
I'd like to think we'll get a win against each of the other top 5 teams as well, which would be at least a point improvement from our haul against Chelsea and Man City, as well as 3 from Arsenal (let's ignore the possibility that said win may have occurred 2 paragraphs up). +5
Ok, still part of this to come here... but we're +6 on United, +3 Arsenal, +3 Tottenham, -1 each from Chelsea and Man City so far... +11 from last year's top 5
With how awful Newcastle has been... we have to be able to move that home draw into the win column. +2
Well, we turned an away win into a draw, so hopefully a home win will get us back to even against Newcastle.
Southampton handed us our last loss of the season last year, they won't do it again this year. +3
Sad face, our only home loss...
We are not dropping points to Hull, period. +2
I spoke WAAAAAY too soon on this one... sorry guys, it's probably my fault.
Combine those with our current +5 status... and you have +29??? Maybe Neb wasn't optimistic enough... I guess we are going to win the league!
+29 was apparently too optimistic... but about that other thing.....................................